Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center


Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (“IHMEC”) is a leading international institution dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The IHMEC seeks a CEO who is a proven leader and who is passionate about the mission to “Remember the Past; Transform the Future.” The next CEO must be knowledgeable and be able to articulate IHMEC’s mission credibly to a diverse set of stakeholders, internally and externally.

Candidates will possess the strategic, leadership and emotional intelligence skills necessary to build a shared consensus around a compelling and inspired vision as well as mobilizing the organization in its achievement.

Candidates will be strong public speakers, charismatic and engaging, capable of building upon the  effective community outreach programs that currently exist and representing the “face” of the institution.

Experience with nurturing a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement among staff is critical. A proven track record of successful strategies to identify, recruit and retain talent is essential, as is an appreciation for intellectual and creative talent. Candidates will possess strong leadership and management skills and utilize sound business principles. Experience managing a similar or greater sized budget with a track record of strong fiscal understanding and responsibility is critical. Candidates will have experience initiating, as well as overseeing, the development and implementation of innovative projects and programs, as the successful candidate will bring ambition for the institution and will encourage and recognize “outside the box” thinking. Candidates will have success leading fund-raising campaigns, with a proven track record and a hands-on role with significant asks and measurable results.

Track record of close working relationships with boards of directors, boards of trustees and other volunteer leadership in a collaborative fashion. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university is required; an advanced degree in management or in a field of study related to IHMEC’s work would be beneficial. Candidates will have 10 or more years’ experience. Salary range: $300-$425k.